The Congress will hold division-wise meetings from Thursday to decide the possible candidates for the Assembly elections and finalise the seats to be contested by the party. It will also hold a meeting in Navi Mumbai to take stock of the Konkan division. “I will visit each and every division of Maharashtra to understand the party’s strength on the ground,” State Congress president Balasaheb Thorat said. The party has received over 900 applications seeking candidature for the polls, which Mr. Thorat said is a positive sign. “Not every election is the same. We lost the Lok Sabha election, but we are confident of making a comeback exactly as we did in 1980. The people still trust us and the growing number of applications seeking a party ticket is an indication of that,” he said.The Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) held deliberations on seat sharing for two consecutive days. “We are confident about contesting the polls together. We also want all secular and progressive forces in the State to join us,” Mr. Thorat said. When asked if the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) leader Prakash Ambedkar would be a part of the seat-sharing discussions, Mr. Thorat said the Congress is always ready for talks. “We have informed the VBA that we want to hold talks and I am confident we will soon be doing so,” the State Congress chief said. Last month, the VBA had ridiculed the Congress, and had made an offer of 40 of the 288 Assembly seats in the State to the Congress. The Congress had termed the offer non-serious. Meanwhile, the Congress and NCP leaders said the alliance talks will continue for some time to sort out certain issues and chalk out a strategy to accommodate all the allies.
It’s revenge time for India. The unexpected defeat at the hands of Bangladesh during the 2007 World Cup is still fresh in the minds of most Indian players and avenging that loss will be on top of their must-do agenda as they clash with the co-hosts in the opening match of the World Cup in Dhaka on Saturday.That defeat was instrumental in sending India out of the tournament in the first round itself and the hurt can still be felt in the Indian camp. Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni just doesn’t want to talk about it. “Never even thought about it because we don’t want to repeat what happened in 2007,” he said on the eve of the big game that millions of people are looking forward to. In several ways, the result of the day-night encounter at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium could set the tone for the 14-nation, 45-day tournament. If it turns out to be a closely fought encounter, it will be a good advertisement for the 50-over format – which some people feel is under threat from Twenty20 – and will make investors/advertisers and some others smile.Already, an anonymous punter has put a bet of 82,000 bet – the biggest ever laid on a one-day game – with a London bookmaker on India winning the World Cup. But Dhoni would again not like to think about it, otherwise it would add to the pressure on him. Bangladesh have managed to eke out only two wins in 22 matches against India in more than 22 years of bilateral ODI history, but the one they managed on March 17, 2007, was the most telling. And when Dhoni, who failed to score in that game but took three catches, goes out for the toss, his mind would surely go back to that defeat.advertisementHe may have given a new name to pressure, “added responsibility”, but he can’t just shrug it away from his mind. One consolation for India is that pacer Mashrafe Mortaza, who bagged four wickets and was man of the match in that game, is not in the team. Seven of the 11 players who lost that game are still in the Indian team and would be itching to avenge that embarrassment.Interestingly, India and Bangladesh could be in different mindsets as they returned contrasting results just before the World Cup. While India lost the five-match ODI series 2-3 in South Africa last month, Bangladesh blanked New Zealand 4-0 at home and then thrashed Zimbabwe 3-1 in December and would be high on confidence.For India, pace spearhead Zaheer Khan is suspected to be a doubtful starter due to an injury. But Dhoni was confident he would play. “Zaheer is fit as of now. I have not spoken to the physio. If there is something, I will let you know,” he said. Left-armer Zaheer bowled at the nets on Friday evening, but did not go full throttle. Maybe, Dhoni wants to preserve him for the more important matches coming ahead. Maybe, the bowler is still not 100 per cent match fit. The answers will be known on Saturday afternoon when Dhoni exchanges the team sheets with his Bangladesh counterpart Shakib Al Hasan at the toss.Dhoni said spinners could play a big role in the tournament as pitches in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka largely support slow bowlers. Bangladesh too would depend largely on spinners, who happen to be their strength, especially on home turf.The India skipper too acknowledged this. “All three Bangladesh spinners are good. They have got two good part-timers who can bowl off-spin and leg-spin. It’s a good side. In the sub-continent, they rely a lot on their spinners because here they get more assistance than anywhere else,” he said.Shakib was gung ho about Bangladesh’s prospects. “Our bowlers are in good form, the batsmen have been doing their job and our fielding has improved a lot,” he said, looking confident.”This tournament is not only about playing India. We have six league matches to play and we have to perform in all of them. If we get our basics right, we will do well.”Bangladesh will no doubt receive wholehearted support from vociferous home fans. But the experienced Indian players are not new to playing and winning in adverse conditions. And they are expected to do the same on Saturday.
Burnley boss Dyche backing Taylor for England callby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley boss Sean Dyche says Charlie Taylor can win an England call in the future. The left back only made his first Premier League appearance of the season off the bench against Everton on Saturday. “I think it’s interesting for me, over these years, and now we’re very confidently talking about Burnley players being in the England squad,” Dyche said.“I remember when Tom Heaton got his first call up, it was ‘wow, Burnley haven’t had an England player for however many years’, and now we’re talking about it free and easy, saying, okay, Tom, Keano (Michael Keane), Corky (Jack Cork) got one out of the blue of course, you could argue last season for Westy (Ashley Westwood), just if you were going on form, and performances.“I still think there’s a lot of room and time for Charlie Taylor to go into that thinking, along his development line. Erik’s doing well at the moment, but that doesn’t mean I’ve got a lack of belief in Charlie.“It’s good to say Burnley players are being talked about as freely as we are with the national side, and other international players as well.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco on Friday announced the appointment of Mary Daly, a longtime Fed economist and a labour market specialist, as the next president of the regional bank.Daly replaces John Williams, who became president of the New York Federal Reserve Bank in April. When she begins Oct. 1, Daly will be among three women who lead one of the 12 Fed regional banks. The Fed, under pressure from activist groups, has made efforts to diversify its leadership.Daly, 55, who joined the San Francisco Fed in 1996 as a research economist, was appointed director of research in 2017. She has studied wages and jobs and economic inequality and has written several books. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a Ph.D. in economics from Syracuse University.As San Francisco Fed President, Daly will receive a vote on interest rate policy at the December meeting of the Fed’s policymaking committee. After that, she will not have a voting right until 2021. Each year, the Fed’s interest rate committee rotates voting rights among its regional presidents.“I believe very strongly in the Federal Reserve’s mission and in the important role we play in helping to create strong, stable economic conditions in all corners of the country that allow individuals and businesses to prosper,” Daly said in a statement.In April, Daly said she thought the economy “is very strong and the outlook is very bright.” She downplayed concerns that low unemployment might lead to rapid wage gains and higher inflation. Instead, she noted that “there is little sign of this in the data.” She also argued that even if wage gains accelerated, the Fed “would have time to adjust policy to limit the impact on overall price inflation.”Those remarks suggest that Daly may lean toward the “dovish” camp of Fed policymakers. The Fed’s doves typically focus more on the central bank’s mandate to maximize employment than on its other mission to keep inflation under control.Last year, Daly co-wrote an influential paper that argued that wage growth has been slowed by an aging U.S. population. Young workers, who typically earn relatively low pay, are replacing a larger generation of older, higher-paid baby boomers, who are increasingly retiring.Diane Swonk, chief economist at Grant Thornton and a leading Fed watcher, noted that Daly’s research also highlighted the disproportionate impact of the Great Recession on young adults, who absorbed huge amounts of student loan debt just as wages for entry-level workers were weakening.Daly will provide needed expertise to the Fed board on the job market, Swonk added. At 3.9 per cent, the unemployment rate is near an 18-year low. But with an unusually large proportion of Americans neither working nor looking for work, setting Fed policy is trickier than in the past.If the Fed raises short-term rates only slowly, the economy may remain strong enough to pull more of those people into jobs. But the risk is that inflation could rage out of control. On the other hand, if Fed policymakers raise rates too aggressively, the economy could tip into recession and cause job losses.Those questions “will determine the pace at which rates go up,” Swonk said. “She will provide the Fed key insight on that.”
CHARLIE LAKE, B.C. – The Charlie Lake Pre-Christmas Market and Fundraiser is supporting Alaya McCormick at this year’s market.Alaya McCormick is a 15-year-old girl that attends North Peace Secondary School and is currently battling stage three cancer.Nicole Sztabkowski, an organizer for the Pre-Christmas Market, says she usually picks a charity that they will donate to within the community that is in need of assistance. “For this market, in particular, I’ve done a few, and I usually donate all the proceeds to different foundations. I chose her because I felt that the family needed a little extra help,”Sztabkowski says that all the money raised from the market will be going to McCormick.“How it works is, all the tables rentals that I collect, all after the hall is rented and paid for, all those sales go to her and as well, every vendor is asked to donate a door prize, and we sell the door prize tickets, and all of that money goes towards her as well,”Sztabkowski hopes the market will raise $2,000 for McCormick.So far, there have been a number of community events to help support McCormick and her family during cancer treatment.The Charlie Lake Pre-Christmas Market and Fundraiser takes place Saturday, November 10, at the Charlie Lake Hall.
NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday in a rally for AAP’s East Delhi candidate Atishi said that within 24 hours of gaining full statehood, the Delhi government will make every contract worker full time. “Delhi government has 2 lakh vacancies. Our cabinet has passed files where we urged the Centre to give us more employees but they did not,” said CM Arvind Kejriwal.He also said that this election for the citizens of Delhi should be an election to get full statehood and not to elect a Prime Minister. “Do not think I am making false promises here. I have planned what we should do after getting full statehood. I am educated person and I do not have false degree,” said the Chief Minister. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderCM Kejriwal slammed the tenure of PM Narendra Modi and also reminded the PM about his promises to give full statehood to Delhi. “Last time you voted for PM Narendra Modi who can not handle Pakistan but wants to control Delhi police. Give the police to Delhi government and I promise you that if your daughter goes out at 11 pm, she will walk safely,” said the CM. Explaining the need of the full statehood the Chief Minister and also the Deputy CM Manish Sisodia linked it to the issue of education development. “After coming to power we have revolutionised the Delhi government education. The students are getting education of excellence and we will make every child literate in Delhi. But after school they are not getting chance in higher education because there is no seat reserved for our own children,” said Deputy CM Manish Sisodia. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe Deputy CM who also holds the portfolio of education minister explained that every state has near 85 per cent reserved seats for their own children but Delhi has no such provisions because it’s not a full statehood. “If Delhi becomes a full state then I promise you that if your child gets 60 per cent marks then also he or she will get admission. Whereas now after getting 95 per cent marks our own children do not get admission in Delhi colleges,” said the Deputy CM. East Delhi’s AAP candidate Atishi who have been the key brain behind the education reforms in Delhi also talked about why Delhi should become a full state.
Patna: The BJP-led NDA in Bihar – which has been accusing the opposition of stalling a bill envisaging 33 per cent reservation for women in the Lok Sabha and legislative assemblies – has resorted to tokenism when it came to distribution of tickets to women in the general election. According to the list released by the NDA on March 23, only three women candidates have been allotted Lok Sabha tickets in the state – one each by alliance partners the BJP, JD(U) and the LJP. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ The opposition Grand Alliance – comprising the RJD, Congress, RLSP, HAM (S) and former Bollywood set designer Mukesh Sahni’s VIP – has so far named just nine candidates for the polls. Election to the 40 Lok Sabha seats will be held in seven phases in Bihar between April 11 and May 19. The ruling Janata Dal (United) has fielded Kavita Singh from Siwan constituency, while the Bharatiya Janata Party has nominated Rama Devi from the Sheohar seat. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K Veena Singh of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) is contesting the election from the Vaishali constituency. In 2014, too, the NDA had given three tickets to women, two by the BJP and one by the LJP, while the JD(U) which was then not part of the BJP-led coalition, allotted two seats for women. The BJP had contested 30 Lok Sabha seats in the state in the last general election, while the JD(U) fielded candidates in all but two seats. As per the seat-sharing arrangement in the NDA this time, both the BJP and the JD(U) are contesting 17 seats each, leaving six constituencies to the LJP. The parties, in their defence, claimed that women did not get adequate representation in their list of candidates as they were contesting fewer seats this time. Devesh Kumar, the state unit vice-president of the BJP, contended that the party believes in “empowering women”, but the seat-sharing arrangement in the state did not leave them with much of an option. “Yes, it is important that women should be given more tickets in elections, but since we are contesting fewer seats this time as compared to the last time, we had to take many factors into consideration. “The BJP government at the Centre believes in empowering women. One can clearly see that women are holding important portfolios at the Centre – External Affairs (Sushma Swaraj) and Defence (Nirmala Sitharaman). Our Lok Sabha Speaker (Sumitra Mahajan) is a woman,” he pointed out. Echoing similar sentiments, JD(U) spokesperson and MLC Niraj Kumar said, “It was difficult for the party to accommodate more women this time as it was contesting just 17 seats in the state.” The JD(U) spokesperson also listed the decisions taken by the Nitish Kumar government in Bihar in the interest of women, such as 50 per cent reservation in urban local bodies and panchayati raj institutions and 35 per cent reservation in all government jobs. “Our party has been strong votary of women’s reservation bill. If the bill is passed, it would become mandatory for parties to give women tickets,” he added. Two regional parties have shown a way out of chronic tokenism in their distribution of tickets to women this time. In West Bengal, the ruling Trinamool Congress has fielded 41 per cent women candidates for the general election, which the Biju Janata Dal in Odisha has reserved 33 per cent of its tickets for women.
NEW DELHI: In last seven decades, Delhi in the Lok Sabha elections has elected only seven women lawmakers compared to 60 men MPs, and over half of the Lok Sabha houses since Independence have seen no women representation from the national capital. However, Delhi did elect its first woman MP right in the first parliamentary elections and the winner was Sucheta Kriplani, a freedom fighter and an associate of Mahatma Gandhi.Kriplani contested from New Delhi on a ticket of the Kisan Mazdoor Praja Party, founded by her husband Acharya Kripalani. She defeated Congress’ Manmohini Sehgal, a member of the Nehru-Gandhi family. In 1957, Kriplani switched to the Congress and was re-elected. After a long gap, she was followed by Subhadra Joshi of the Congress. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderJoshi, who was also the first woman MP from Punjab, was elected from Chandni Chowk seat, defeating Bharatiya Jan Sangh’s Ram Gopal Shalwale by over 45,000 votes in 1972. During the Emergency in 1975-77, she opposed every move by Sanjay Gandhi, the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s son, to demolish structures in her constituency to “beautify” the city. She had earlier defeated Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 1962 in Balrampur in Uttar Pradesh. After Joshi, Delhi elected Sushma Swaraj (South Delhi) and Meira Kumar (Karol Bagh) in 1996 and 1998 respectively. Sushma Swaraj (BJP) defeated Congress’ Kapil Sibal by 1.14 lakh votes and later Ajay Maken, also of Congress, by 1.16 lakh votes. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsMeira Kumar (Congress), who created history in 2009 when she was elected the first woman Speaker, defeated BJP’s Kalka Das in 1996 by over 41,000 votes. She defeated BJP’s Surender Pal Rathawal in 1998 but her victory margin shrunk to 4,826 votes. Similarly in 1999, Anita Arya (BJP) was elected from Karol Bagh, the only reserved constituency in Delhi, defeating Meira Kumar. Meanwhile, in 2004 and 2009, Krishna Tirath of Congress was the lone woman candidate to won from Delhi. In 2004, she defeated Anita Arya in Karol Bagh and BJP’s Meera Kanwaria in 2009 from North West Delhi. In 2014, amid a ‘Modi wave’, Meenakshi Lekhi won from the prestigious New Delhi seat and became Delhi’s seventh woman MP. She defeated Aam Aadmi Party’s Ashish Khetan by 1.6 lakh votes. It is worth mentioning that out of these seven women MPs, some of the Delhi women MPs held key positions during different governments. Such as Kripalani had later became India’s first woman Chief Minister –when she was given charge of Uttar Pradesh. Similarly Meira Kumar became the first woman Speaker of the Lok Sabha, while Sushma Swaraj was the first woman Chief Minister of Delhi. She is also the second woman to become India’s External Affairs Minister after Indira Gandhi. On the other hand, former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit, Union minister Smriti Irani, author Jenis Darbari and AAP leader Rakhi Birla have also contested from Delhi but have not been lucky. Dikshit contested from East Delhi in 1998 but was defeated by BJP’s Lal Bihari Tiwari. She later served as Delhi CM for 15 years till 2013. Irani, who joined politics after working in television serials, lost to Kapil Sibal in Chandni Chowk in 2004. Similarly Jenis Darbari contested in 1999 and 2004 from South Delhi as an independent but lost. She was selected as Honorary Consul General for Republic of Montenegro in New Delhi. AAP’s Birla, who was later Deputy Speaker of Delhi Assembly, was defeated by BJP’s Udit Raj.
Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Tuesday said systematically important non-deposit taking NBFCs offering foreign exchange transactions on individual accounts will be eligible to obtain Authorised Dealer (AD) Category-II licence from it. AD-Cat II means entities that are authorised by the RBI to deal in foreign exchange for specified purposes. These include upgraded full-fledged money changers (FFMCs), select regional rural banks, select urban cooperative banks and certain other entities. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe RBI noted that a large segment of population is increasingly getting connected with forex transactions on individual accounts. To increase the accessibility and improve the efficiency of services extended to the public for their day-to-day non-trade current account transactions, the RBI said “it has been decided that systemically important non-deposit taking investment and credit companies shall be eligible for Authorized Dealer- Category II (AD-Cat II) licence”. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostThe central bank further said NBFCs having a minimum investment grade rating are eligible for the licence. It also said NBFCs offering forex serives should have a board-approved policy on managing the risks (including currency risk) and handling customer grievances arising out of such activities. A monitoring mechanism, at least at monthly intervals, shall be put in place for such services, it added. The eligible NBFCs desirous of undertaking AD-Cat II activities should approach the RBI for the licence. The different types of Authorised Money Changers are AD-Cat I Banks AD-Cat II and FFMCs.
They have been a nonfactor in the Super Bowl for almost two decades and have not won a playoff game in five years, and yet the value of the Dallas Cowboys franchise continues to rise.Valued at $3.2 billion, owner Jerry Jones’ Cowboys are atop Forbes magazine’s rankings of NFL teams by a healthy margin for an eighth consecutive season, having risen in value by $900 million to become the only NFL team worth more than $3 billion.Despite last having won a championship in 1996, the Cowboys are second in value only to soccer’s Real Madrid ($3.4 billion) among all global sports franchises.Dallas has the NFL’s highest revenue ($560 million) and operating income ($246 million), and this season becomes the first NFL team to have partnerships with a worldwide luxury watch and cruise line.The New England Patriots ($2.6 billion), the Washington Redskins ($2.4 billion), the New York Giants ($2.1 billion) and the Houston Texans ($1.85 billion) round out the top five. The entire NFC East is ranked among the seven most valuable teams, with the Philadelphia Eagles coming in seventh ($1.75 billion).Forbes says the average NFL franchise is now worth an all-time high of $1.43 billion, which is 23 percent more than a year ago and is the biggest year-over-year increase since 1999.It is more than the mean valuation of the world’s top 20 soccer teams ($1.05 billion), Major League Baseball teams ($811 million) and NBA teams ($634 million).Only seven football teams are worth less than $1 billion: the San Diego Chargers ($995 million), Cincinnati Bengals ($990 million), Oakland Raiders ($970 million), Jacksonville Jaguars ($965 million), Detroit Lions ($960 million), Buffalo Bills ($935 million) and the St. Louis Rams ($930 million).The value of the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks rose to $1.33 billion, which ranked 15th.Other teams in the top 10 include the New York Jets (No. 6, $1.8 billion), Chicago Bears (No. 8, $1.7 billion), San Francisco 49ers (No. 9, $1.6 billion) and the Baltimore Ravens (No. 10, $1.5 billion).
Sophomore guard Cait Craft (13) looks for an open pass during a game against Old Dominion Nov. 22 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 75-60.Credit: Liz Young / Campus editorThe Ohio State women’s basketball team entered day two of the Big Ten Tournament as the only remaining team in the tournament with a losing record.The Buckeyes proceeded to pull the biggest upset in the conference this year, upsetting No. 1-seeded Penn State, 99-82.The 99 points scored by the Buckeyes were the most points ever scored in a single game in the 20-year history of the women’s Big Ten Tournament. OSU also broke the record for most points scored in the first half as it jumped out to a 58-34 halftime lead.OSU coach Kevin McGuff said post-game that he was pleased with the energy his team came out with against the Nittany Lions.“I am really proud of our players,” McGuff said in a post-game interview with the Big Ten Network. “We played incredibly hard and we played to win the game. I think that was the most important thing.”The Buckeyes caught fire early, hitting on 10-14 3-point shots in the first half, nine of which came from sophomore guards Ameryst Alston and Cait Craft.Recently named first team All-Big Ten, Alston recorded a career-high 33 points to go along with nine assists. It was her fourth 30-point performance in her last six games.Craft has her highest scoring game since scoring 29 against Florida Atlantic Nov. 10, as she finished with 24 points and six assists.Craft said the Buckeyes are playing with nothing to lose.“They were the No. 1 seed, they had all the pressure on them, and I think our group realizes that this could be the last time we ever play with each other,” Craft said in a post-game interview with the Big Ten Network. “Everybody is just playing for each other right now, trying to do what we can for one another.”Five Buckeyes scored in double-figures, including senior centers Ashley Adams and Darryce Moore, who combined for 22 points and 11 rebounds. Adams, who finished with 11 points, did all of her damage in the second half after not playing in the first.Despite trailing by as much as 27 points in the second half, Penn State was able to trim the Buckeye lead to just nine with under four minutes to play, something McGuff said he wasn’t surprised to see.“They were going to make a run because they are a good team, but we really stayed relentless,” McGuff said.Contributing to the Penn State run was two-time Big Ten player of the year, senior guard Maggie Lucas, who scored 13 of her 21 points in the second half, including a fade-away 3-point shot that made her the Big Ten’s all-time leader in 3-pointer shots made. The Nittany Lions also received a big game from senior forward Ariel Edwards, who scored a team-high 29 points while pulling down 10 rebounds.Although she scored 21 points, Lucas was held to just 5-16 shooting thanks in part to the defensive effort put forth by Craft.“You just have to stay glued to her,” Craft said. “My teammates trusted me to guard her so I just take that in stride.The Buckeyes scored more points in the quarterfinal game (99) than they did in their first two games against Penn State combined (96), losing to the Nittany Lions both times.The Buckeyes are scheduled to play the winner of Iowa against Purdue Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has been voted the PFA fans’ 2017/18 Premier League player of the year award in what is his fifth accolade of this season, reports the club websiteThe Egyptian forward won the award by a big margin over fellow nominees Kevin De Bruyne, Harry Kane, David De Gea, Eden Hazard and Raheem Sterling, with 89% of the votes going in Salah’s favour.The 25-year-old has also won four PFA fans’ Premier League of the month awards this season.Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…Salah has currently scored an incredible 44 goals in his debut campaign at Liverpool and has won the following individual awards:PFA Players’ Player of the Year.FWA Footballer of the Year.Premier League Player of the Season.Liverpool Player and Fans Player of the Year.Salah will be hoping to cap off his incredible year by helping Liverpool defy the odds and defeat Real Madrid in this week’s Champions League final.
The J-League accidentally published an article on their official website confirming that Sagan Tosu had completed the signing of Fernando TorresThe 34-year-old has left Atletico Madrid after winning the Europa League, the first trophy that Torres has ever won with his boyhood club.Recently the former Liverpool and Chelsea forward has been linked with moves to Japan, China and America, as he enters the twilight phase of his career.But the J-League accidentally published an article stating that Torres had agreed to join Sagan Tosu in Japan, which was quickly taken down – but not before it was widely shared across social media.???????? pic.twitter.com/2qbQnTcs8B— masanari (@masa_forza) May 30, 2018Report: Vidic claims Aguero was his nemesis George Patchias – September 9, 2019 Nemanja Vidic claims that Sergio Aguero was his nemesis on the football field.At 37 years of age as Vidic reflects back on a career…The J-League later issued a statement apologising for the confusion and confirmed that the information was incorrect.“Today on the official website of the J.League, a page containing incorrect information regarding a player joining Sagan Tosu was made viewable. We sincerely apologize to the club, everybody involved with the club, fans and supporters for any inconvenience this may have caused,” read the statement.Today on the official website of the J.League, a page containing incorrect information regarding a player joining Sagan Tosu was made viewable. We sincerely apologize to the club, everybody involved with the club, fans and supporters for any inconvenience this may have caused.— J??? (@J_League) May 30, 2018
The 26-year-old was seen as the future of Los Blancos when he joined them in 2015, but he couldn’t shine and he wants revenge.Brazilian midfielder Lucas Silva started playing professionally in 2012 with Cruzeiro.He was loaned to Nacional Minas Gerais in 2012 but didn’t play a single game.The Brazilian was then bought by Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid, he was seen as a big youth promise.But he only played in eight matches, three of them as a starter, and was quickly loaned off to Marseille in France and now to Cruzeiro in Brazil.And now, Lucas Silva spoke to Marca on how he wants to return to La Liga giants.“I left Europe thinking about resuming my career and having more consistency and rhythm in matches,” he explained.“I didn’t achieve it in my first season, but last year was very good because I played regularly and I was winning titles.”“It was a very good year. The most important thing is that I’m back playing at a high level,” he said.La Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…“I have contact with the [Real Madrid] board, but you end up distancing yourself and that’s normal.”“I also still have a relationship with some players, but I have to thank the club for everything and their understanding,” he commented.“They were always concerned about my career and wanting me to play. They have taken good care of me.”“I have a contract with Cruzeiro until the middle of the year and I intend to fulfill it.” Lucas Silva said.“From there, we’ll have to see. I dream of playing in Europe again, but I feel happy and at home with Cruzeiro.”Parabéns @Cruzeiro! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🔵⚪🦊 Muita honra por ter sido criado nesse grande clube do futebol brasileiro e mundial e vestir essa camisa!!! Enorme satisfação estar na história com títulos e conquistas!!! Vamos com tudo para 2019!!! 👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻 #Cruzeiro98AnosDeGlórias #Cruzeiro98Anos pic.twitter.com/e5uJoS0nkS— Lucas Silva (@16LucasSilva) January 2, 2019
Maruti Suzuki’s much acclaimed hatchback offering Celerio has reportedly garnered more than 32,000 booking in the domestic market since its launch in February. Seeing the increasing demand for Celerio in India, Maruti, the country’s largest car maker is planning to ramp up the production capacity of the car to 10,000 a month, suggested a new report.The company which has discontinued the production of A-Star and Ritz is currently having a production capacity of 17,000 cars a month, to enhance the production of Celerio, reported Economic Times. Maruti has reportedly written to its vendors seeking the practicability of doubling the production of its latest hatchback.Unveiled at the Auto Expo 2014 in Noida, Celerio is the first car in India to come with Automated Manual Transmission (AMT).The Celerio, which was originally launched at a starting price of ₹3.90 lakh, is now marketed in the domestic market at ₹3.76 lakh. The AMT equipped LXi and VXi variants are now on sale for ₹4.14 lakh and ₹4.43 lakh respectively.Previous reports had said that the company is receiving 1,000 bookings per day, out of which more than 50 percent bookings is for AMT Celerio .Maruti Celerio, an Overview Under the hood, Celerio packs a 998cc, 3-cylinder, K10B engine, which can churn out a power of 67 bhp at 6,000 rpm and a torque of 9.1 kgm at 3,500 rpm and is offered in six variants in the country – two with automatic transmission and four with manual transmission – and claims a fuel efficiency of 23.1 kilometers for both versions.The Lxi variant of the car house features like power steering, air conditioning and heater, while the Vxi offers power windows and manually adjustable ORVMs, in addition to the features offered in Lxi. The top variant Zxi comes loaded with a slew of features like fog lamps, height-adjustable driver seat, anti-lock braking system, electrically adjustable ORVMs and ABS. The Celerio is offered in the market in seven paint jobs.
A new teaser of Stranger Things 3 starring Dacre Montgomery as Hawkins’ hot new stud, Billy, has recently surfaced. In the clip, shared by Netflix’s Instagram handle, the moms of Hawkins are seen lounging by the pool. As soon as they notice Montgomery making his way to the pool as the new lifeguard with a mullet, the ladies can’t stop adjusting their swimsuits, hoping to get some attention from him.Along with the teaser, the makers have also shared character posters of all the pivotal cast. From the looks of it, we can tell for sure that Montgomery has an important role to play in the third season. Perhaps he has been promoted from being the town bully to the town’s new thirst material? Set to premiere on the 4th of July on Netflix, it is not surprising to see how the Duffer Brothers and the online streaming platform has started to promote the show. By gifting fans with two phenomenal seasons, they are returning to mesmerise the fandom with (hopefully) yet another intriguing season. Stranger Things 3 teaserInstagramTaking to Twitter, Netflix has used the creative team to come up with some catchy tweets to announce that the kids are returning and that “One summer can change everything.” The makers already released a trailer which was nothing short of awesome. The clip literally has Mike (Finn Wolfhard) say, “We’re not kids anymore. I mean, what did you think? We were just going to sit in my basement all day and play games for the rest of our lives?” which is a clear indication of how much they have grown up since the first season. Some newer characters and some gems from the first season are still there and giving us hopes that the third season would have more of the Demogorgon. Stranger Things 3 Character PostersInstagramDuring an interview with Digital Spy, actor David Harbour who plays Hawkins Police chief Jim Hopper in the series stated, “I know the end of the series, and it’s beautiful.” Further adding that perhaps the Duffer Brothers plan to have at least five seasons of the show before concluding it, Harbour added, “I don’t think four is enough. I think five is maybe enough. If you want my opinion, I would like five.”Stranger Things 3 stars Millie Bobby Brown, David Harbour, Noah Schnapp, Finn Wolfhard, Dacre Montgomery, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb Mclaughlin, Winona Ryder, Natalia Dyer, Joe Keery, Charlie Heaton, Priah Ferguson, Sadie Sink and Maya Hawke.
Photo: Prothom AloIt is no other city than the capital of Bangladesh that has virtually come to a halt.Most of the roads in Dhaka city are unfit for commuting due to repair work, digging, new constructions, lack of coordination in development projects and finally the monsoons.Now, the helpless people of this mega-city spend hours on those roads, going to and from work.These sufferings have not been just for a week or a month, but have been carrying on for months on end.Yet, the city authorities or the government have taken no initiative to alleviate these woes. The people have apparently nothing to do. There is no solution to the problems in sight.The concerned authorities are offering no hope.”Weak management and meaningless random projects have brought the city to a standstill,” notes city researcher Nazrul Islam. He told Prothom Alo that the situation has become really bad.And now public health has been added to Dhaka’s problems. If things continue in such a manner, this, as apprehended, will soon become a ‘failed city’.A trip around Dhaka reveals most of the roads are in bad shape. These are being dug up, repaired, and there are ruts and potholes everywhere, with incessant rains making the situation worse. New roads are being constructed in both city corporation areas, footpaths are be demolished and rebuilt, drains are being laid down and there is water-logging all over. Normal commute is just impossible.Stepping out of the house, one is faced with dilapidated roads and chaotic traffic. It takes over two hours to travel a half-hour route.The city corporation, WASA and other authorities have pitched the people into this predicament. There is no one to help the people out of this rut.Sakib Hossain, resident of Bashabo, works for a research institute in Gulshan. On Tuesday, he left the house in the rain. When he reached Malibagh, he found the roads waist-deep in water. He told Prothom Alo, “I waited for inordinately long for a bus. When a bus finally came along, I had to push and scramble to get in. The driver told us to hold on tight because the road was in such a bad shape. This is a common situation during the rains.”At around 11 in the morning Tuesday, a little boy Rakib was going to Willes’ Little Flower School by rickshaw from RK Mission road, along with his father. On the way rickshaw hit a pothole and almost turned over. The father managed to grab his son and jump from the rickshaw. They were drenched in filthy water and the boy could not go to school.The people are now anxious about how to live through the rainy season. The heavy rains are predicted to continue for a couple of more days and it is still in the monsoon season, so the regular rains will not let up any time soon.The city people are worried.Architect Mobassher Hossain has said that the Dhaka residents are suffering due to the uncoordinated work of ignorant policymakers and inexperienced city managers. Speaking to Prothom Alo, he said, it is the responsibility of seven ministries and 54 organisations to ensure the development and civic facilities for the people of the city. There is no coordination among them. Some of them do not even want to coordinate. It is in their own interests to work separately.Photo: Prothom AloDhaka WASA consultant AKM Shahiduddin cited an example of this lack of coordination. He said the WASA had implemented a project to drain out water from Dhanmondi Road 27 and adjacent areas into Kalyanpur canal. But the city corporation made ‘surface drains’ there and ruined the entire project. As a result, Dhanmondi Road 27 and adjacent areas face water-logging whenever it rains, he added.Professor Nazrul Islam gives another example of the lack of coordination. He told Prothom Alo, mass transportation is a vital part of city management. Mass transportation is on the verge of collapse in the city. In this situation, the Dhaka city corporation (north) mayor took initiative for an integrated bus service. It was a good initiative, but this mass transportation is not for Dhaka north alone. It has to be linked with the south too. The government created the Dhaka Transport Coordination Authority few years ago, but what is its function? It has no visible work in the city so far.In 2009 the government approved a long-term plan and project funded by the World Bank, but lax implementation has rendered it one big loss. Had the government adhered to the project, the city would not have been in such a state at present. Now they will have to work as if on war footing.Dhaka north mayor Annisul Huq says, there has been a delay in the project to evict illegal occupants, and now the rains have started. “That is why the people are suffering. We are working as fast as we can to complete the on-going project and relieve the people of their sufferings,” he added.A Tk 600 crore (Tk 6 billion) project has been implemented this year in Dhaka north. And Tk 180 crore (Tk 1.8 billion) has been allocated for regular repairs of roads, drains and footpaths. Even so, the people suffering simply continue to escalate.* This column, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Ayesha Kabir.
Ethnic wear with asymmetrical hemlines have became a rage. But ensure you style it with the right lowers and footwear, say experts. The right asymmetrical hemline: Asymmetrical hemlines come in so many styles that it is not an easy task to keep up with them. The trick here is to identify what suits your body type and then style it just the way you want to. There is just no one right kurta for you, each style holds its unique value of catering to – work, play and beyond. They suit women of all ages, you just need to have the right design that will help you enhance the occasion. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfStyling with lowers: Imagine a trendy tail-cut kurta with a longer back and shorter front, or a pretty high-low flared kurta, or even the fancy zig-zag hemline – the major dilemma is what to wear at the bottom. While many believe to style it up with simple leggings, you can also try palazzos, jazzy culottes, linen pants, or even a smart trouser. It takes your casual, as well as party looks a notch higher, giving you a modern ethnic ensemble. Pack a punch with accessories: Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive Oversized tassel earrings, broad waist belts and statement neckpieces, all have made a fashion comeback and how. Right footwear: Be it a pair of pumps for a classic look, booties for an edgy look, fun heels for a pop of colour or your favourite wedges for a dance night over the weekend, the right footwear garners maximum attention. You can pair an asymmetric skirt with a classic shape t-shirt: Asymmetric dresses are complete styled ensembles in themselves and don’t require much to complete the look. A basic denim jacket can be thrown on to add layering. When wearing an asymmetric hemline, you already have a busy silhouette, so it doesn’t need an over the top garment to be styled with. If it’s printed, you don’t need to layer it at all and if it’s a solid colour garment, you can always throw a printed t-shirt over a skirt or layer a dress with a printed jacket or shirt. Since the asymmetric silhouette is feminine you can style it with combat boots for an androgynous look. Asymmetric shapes tend to flare towards the bottom hem so it would work well for pear shaped, hour glass and rectangle types of silhouettes.
2 min read Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. International Business Machine Corp on Tuesday launched a new e-mail application for businesses that integrates social media, file sharing and analytics to learn a user’s behavior and predict interactions with coworkers.The application is part of IBM’s attempt to shift its focus to cloud computing and data analytics from the hardware services that had long been the company’s bread and butter.The new e-mail service, known as IBM Verse, includes a built-in personal assistant that can learn from a user’s behavior and draft responses to e-mails based on similar previous interactions.It also allows users to transform e-mail content into threads for blogs and social media, view the relationships between different employees in an e-mail, mute a chain and search through attachments.The e-mail’ s interface pins a user’s most frequent contacts, schedule and lists of assignments to a dashboard for easy access.”We came at this from the perspective that this is about changing the game, not just incremental improvements in e-mail,” Jeff Schick, IBM’s general manager of social solutions, told Reuters.IBM’s enterprise mail service, known as Notes, is used by 25,000 companies worldwide and more than 50,000 use IBM’s social platform for businesses, IBM Connections. The company hopes IBM Verse will eventually replace Window’s popular Outlook.The free initial model will include limited mailbox sizes and file sharing. A paid version with additional features and data allowance will be available in January 2015.IBM is not the only company trying to give e-mail a makeover. In October, Google Inc launched an e-mail service called “Inbox” that will better organize e-mails and display information such as appointments, flight bookings and package deliveries in a more user-friendly way.But unlike Google, IBM Verse will not sell the data it gathers about users to advertisers, a selling point critical for businesses concerned about privacy and security.The service is delivered through cloud computing and will be available in IBM’s Cloud Marketplace.(Reporting by Marina Lopes; Editing by Dan Grebler) This story originally appeared on Reuters November 18, 2014 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals